Who says we all drive our 240D's like Mary Poppins? You have to floor them to get any power out of them! When driving, my only goal is to get into 4th gear (If possible) as quickly and without strain on the transmission. You really cannot hurt the diesel engine by giving it a wokout and shifting at 4000 rpm instead 3000 rpm. Its called an Italian tuneup, and I perform one every day when I drive to school!